On Wednesday, October 21st, 130 Westfield State was officially recognized as a union shop with NEJB UNITE HERE. Since earlier this year, workers at WSU were eager to organize for respect and a voice on the job. They quickly formed a 15-person organizing committee, recruiting their coworkers from across the Dining Commons and 7 retail locations. Workers are now eager to get to work on their first contract.
A special thanks:
The New England Joint Board hosted three Organizing Beyond Barriers interns, students Khalil Power and Emiliano Calvo, and Wendy Guerrero, the President of her local at Curry College. In July, the OBBers began connecting with workers at Westfield State University and this victory is in great part thanks to them.
Thanks to the OBB program for all your great work!